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April 1955

Intermediate Sex-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

Author Affiliations

Eloise, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Mich.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;53(4):530-535. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930010536011

Recent advances in the therapeutic armamentarium of the ophthalmologist have simplified a number of problems concerned with ocular infection and inflammation. There remains, however, an increasing incidence of developmental, metabolic, and involutional disease to challenge the ophthalmic physician. It is becoming evident that the role of the gene looms ever more significant in the etiology of a large proportion of these latter entities. It is apparent, therefore, that the ability to recognize the "carrier states" of gene-determined pathological ocular traits is most important both from the diagnostic and from the prognostic viewpoint. This study resulted from the recognition by one of us (R. L. W.) of the female carrier state of intermediate sex-linked "choroidoretinal" degeneration (a tapetal-like retinal luster) during the course of a routine refraction being performed in the ophthalmological outpatient service of the Wayne County General Hospital.

It is proposed to present herein an additional family which exhibits

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